In September, I was so enthralled with all the pumpkin recipes that I forgot about my other favorite healthy treat, the Apple! I have been asking people for weeks what I should make with apples. Last month, I came up with the Caramel Apple Cookies that I am still thinking about and I'm probably going to be making another batch of very soon. As for this yumminess, I originally was going to post some pumpkin cinnamon rolls but I decided; no let's change it up a little bit and make some decadent apple cinnamon rolls with a yummy cream cheese frosting! So these "In Honor of Apple Season" Apple cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting were born! Yum  

If you're looking for a yummy homemade pumpkin cinnamon roll head over to Rachel's blog as those were very close to the ones I was going to make and Rachel's look soooo delicious!! 

I am not a yeast-y girl, nope, do not like to bake with yeast. SOOOO the good news: 
NO YEAST in these delicious cinnamon tolls, I repeat, NO YEAST!!! 

What you'll need

Apple Cinnamon Rolls Makes 9 rolls
1 pkg crescent rolls dough sheet
2 Tbsp butter, softened...optional
1/3 cup Apple Butter
1/3 cup brown sugar 
1 small Apple, grated
Cinnamon to sprinkle 

1/2 brick cream cheese
1 Tbsp Apple Juice
1 tsp vanilla 
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a sheet of waxed or parchment paper, Unroll the crescent dough/sheet and if desired, spread with butter. Next, spread the Apple butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. Top evenly with grated Apple and sprinkle with desired cinnamon. Roll up the dough, then I like to place it in the fridge for about 20 minutes before slicing. Take out of fridge, score in 9 pieces, then slice with either a very sharp knife or with unflavored dental floss. Assemble in an 8x8 dish. Bake for 18-20 minutes until rolls are golden brown. While the rolls are baking make the icing by mixing the cream cheese with a mixer in a medium bowl, add the Apple juice and vanilla and beat again. Add powdered sugar and beat til smooth. If not as thick as you'd like, you can add more powdered sugar. Spread on warm rolls. Enjoy!

The roll with all the goodness slathered on.

Tying Off the rolls with dental floss..nice clean cut.

After Baking....Golden brown before frosting.

MMMM...almost moist and yummy!
PERFECT for a weekend or Holiday morning coming up!!




  1. You had me at NO YEAST! Why does baking with yeast scare me? These are on my list of things to bake - yum!

  2. Oh man!!!!! I do love a good cinnamon roll....but apple cinnamon rolls??? Just sign me right on up! I bet these smell incredible while baking. MMMM

  3. Love the addition of the apple! These look so delicious! I'm pinning so I can make them soon!

    Doused In Pink

  4. Oh yummy! What a great way to make cinnamon rolls and I love the apple butter! And of course a healthy dose of cream cheese frosting never hurt a thing. Genius!

  5. No yeast??? Totally intrigued.

  6. I love cinnamon rolls so adding apples to it sounds perfect! And cream cheese icing is my kind of icing. I wish I could've had one of these for you have any leftovers ;) Beautifully Candid

  7. These look so perfect! Thanks for sharing the how-to, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  8. Love the idea of adding apples to the cinnamon rolls, Andrea! And thanks for sharing my pumpkin roll recipe! The crescent roll dough is SO much better than using yeast -- I do not like working with it either! Have a great Tuesday!!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  9. I do love a good cinnamon roll! I never thought to add apples! What a great fall twist!

  10. That sounds & looks amazing.
    What a neat little trick with the dental floss!

  11. Oh my goodness do these look amazing! Another recipe I need to make. You're the best for sharing all this deliciousness my friend. Hope you're having a great week beautiful, XO!

  12. These look so amazing! Pinning for later!

  13. I have not had cinnamon roles for years! These look yummy.

    Daily Style Finds

  14. These look so gooey and yummy! I do love apple and we still have a few leftover from our trip to the orchard... I might have to try these!

  15. These look so good! And the dental floss, great idea! Although all of our dental floss is mint flavor...does that mean it would have a hint of mint...hehe. :)

  16. I totally need to make these! My husband loves apple pie, so I know that he would die over these for breakfast!

  17. Those look so so good!

  18. Yum!!! My least favorite part of making any type of cinnamon roll, is cutting it! I always smash it too much. I love the dental floss idea. My mother-in-law always cuts sheet cakes with floss, but I never thought to do that with cinnamon rolls. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing, Andrea!

  19. Yum! I'd love to just eat the frosting :)

  20. These look delicious and so easy!

  21. NO yeast!? My family is huge on cinnamon rolls! Pinning this for sure!

  22. That looks so good! Yum! Pinned.

  23. I agree with Ellen's quote! This recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for partying with us on #TastyTuesdays

  24. These already looked perfect, but on top of that they're made with no yeast?? I think I'm in love with this recipe. :)

  25. I love how you added apple juice to the icing for more apple flavor! These look/sound so delicious!

  26. Apple butter! What a great idea for cinnamon roll filling.

  27. Hi Andrea,

    Stopping by from Make it Pretty Monday. Ditto some of the comments above re: no yeast - yay!! These look delicious; will definitely bake them up!

    Have a wonderful week,

  28. Now I'm hungry! Looks yum :)

  29. These look incredibly delish! We always make cinnamon rolls for Christmas day, so I may be recipes now!

  30. This looks amazing and great idea in using the dental floss. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

  31. So glad to have a go-to cinnamon roll recipe that doesn't require yeast and letting the rolls rise. These look scrumptious. Thank you for sharing! We use dental floss to cut cakes around these parts, too. Genius!!

  32. Cinnamon Rolls.. oh goodness, how simply yummy! THanks for sharing your amazing talents with us for our apple week link party over at celebrate 365 blog party!


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